Reflection: Grappling with Complexity Scaffold Lesson to Increase Deeper Understanding in Solving Problems Involving Discount, Tax, and Tip - Section 2: Bell Ringer

Scaffolding, this is a strategy that is used to breakdown a word problem in order for students to isolate specific parts of the problem and allow them to step by step answer questions that will lead them to the final answer.  Scaffolding the problem before I give it to my students will allow me to foreshadow where my students will struggle, identify what previous understanding is needed to answer the problem, and create questions to ask that will help me navigate the students through the problem without giving them the answer.

Scaffold? What is this and why use it?
Grappling with Complexity: Scaffold? What is this and why use it?

Scaffold Lesson to Increase Deeper Understanding in Solving Problems Involving Discount, Tax, and Tip

Unit 3: Proportional Reasoning with Percents
Lesson 9 of 16

Big Idea: In the real world I need to understand how to solve for discount, tax, and tip so that I am not swindled out of my hard earned money! I will start by understanding the terminology needed to deepen my understanding.

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Math, Percentages, Number Sense and Operations, proportions, Fractions, discount, tip, tax, percent, real world
40 minutes

Malissa Thomas-St.Clair

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